Like ND, Alaska struggles with infrastructure decisions, oil prices

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With a new governor, oil prices diving and a $3.5 billion budget deficit, Alaska is struggling with the fate of several public works “mega projects” major contractors have spent years developing. In December, Gov. Bill Walker issued an executive order that ended new work and spending commitments on six of the state’s energy and transportation developments meant to revolutionize Alaska’s economy and generate thousands upon thousands of construction jobs over the next 20 years. 

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